Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Chair, CEE; Milligan Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Billington's research focuses on sustainable, durable construction materials and their application to structures and construction. Two current areas of focus are damage-tolerant, high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composite materials, and bio-based fiber-reinforced polymeric composites that have a closed loop life-cycle. Additional research in her group includes performance-based durability engineering, performance-based earthquake engineering assessment of self-centering bridge piers for seismic design, and advanced nonlinear simulation of structural concrete systems.
Selected Publications by this Author
Bio-Based Composites for the Building Industry (PDF/9.56 MB) »
News & Press Releases
Plastics are inexpensive and pervasive, but also degrade slowly and damage critical ecosystems. Stanford chemist Robert Waymouth discusses changes in incentives and technologies to create a more sustainable future for plastics.
By Vicky Stein,